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Ouarzazate to Host the 4th edition of the National Festival of

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Meknes- The 4th edition of the National Festival of Ahouach Art will take place from August 10 to 12.The festival aims at preserving Ahouach art as an immortalized heritage that reflects the region’s culture and fosters the development of Ouarzazate.The festival will include a conference which will operate under the theme of “immaterial heritage in Morocco and Ahouach as a Model”. The festival will also be hosting a series of theater productions, art exhibitions, and musical performances of folkloric troops from the region. Also, more than 250 artists from well-known bands across the Kingdom will be performing. Bands include “Tamnoukalt from Zagora,” “Ahouach Awaz Awaz from Taroudanet,” “Afouss Ghoufouss from Guelmim,” Ahouach Ahoudjin from Azilal,” “Ahouach Adelssan and Ahouach Ounebla” from Ouarzazate which will also take part in illuminating the magnificence of the culture in the region. There will be also poetry and entertaining activities for children.Ahouach is a type of folkloric music which is to be played to a dance from southern of Morocco, and performed by men and women who play drums and sing in Tamazight.Ouarzazate also known as the Moroccan Hollywood, is a city in the southeast of Morocco and is a popular destination for international filmmakers.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

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UN food agency mourns death of champion against hunger

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13 September 2009The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today mourned the passing of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman E. Borlaug, thanking him for being the agency’s “great champion in the battle against hunger.” The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today mourned the passing of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman E. Borlaug, thanking him for being the agency’s “great champion in the battle against hunger.” Mr. Borlaug, who died yesterday, “saved more lives than any man in human history,” WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said in a statement.Called the father of the Green Revolution, “his total devotion to ending famine and hunger revolutionized food security for millions of people and for many nations,” she noted. The agronomist and humanitarian from the United States won the 1970 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. “His heart was as big as his brilliant mind, but it was his passion and compassion that moved the world,” Ms. Sheeran said. read more

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CGI to acquire IT services company Logica for 17 billion pounds

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CGI to acquire IT services company Logica for 1.7 billion pounds MONTREAL – CGI Group Inc. is acquiring the British-based information technology services firm Logica Plc for 1.7 billion pounds, or $2.8 billion Cdn, the two companies announced Thursday.The Montreal-based CIG said Logica shareholders would get 105 pence in cash for each share, a premium of almost 60 per cent on Wednesday’s closing share price of 65.70 pence.Logica stock has traded at an average of 70.2 pence for the one-month period ending May 30, CGI said.The purchase will be effective by the end of September 2012, it said.CGI (TSX:GIB.A) chief executive Michael Roach said the acquisition was consistent with the company’s growth strategy and its belief that global consolidation of the industry is both necessary and inevitable.Logica chairman David Tyler said combining the two businesses will help meet clients’ requirements for a more comprehensive international presence.Founded in 1976, CGI is one of the largest independent IT and business process services firms in the world with about 31,000 employees and $4.3 billion in annual revenues.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, its shares closed up five cents at $21.01 on Wednesday. by News Staff Posted May 31, 2012 4:37 am MDT read more

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